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Coverage: Covid-19 News and Information from State-Backed Outlets

The team’s data memo on Covid-19 News and Information from State-Backed Outlets Targeting French, German and Spanish-Speaking Social Media Users has been widely covered, including in the following outlets: The Washington Post: Chinese and Russian state-backed media spread misleading virus information, study claims (Coronavirus update ...

2020-07-03T12:59:35+01:00July 3rd, 2020|In the News, Press|

Coronavirus Misinformation: Weekly Briefings

Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—and public understanding of the crises—we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. We will be posting all coronavirus briefings to this page, so check back regularly for our ...

2020-06-30T14:08:51+01:00June 30th, 2020|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Covid-19 News and Information from State-Backed Outlets Targeting French, German and Spanish-Speaking Social Media Users

Understanding Chinese, Iranian, Russian and Turkish Outlets In this data memo, we examine French, German and Spanish-language distribution of coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information originating from media outlets backed by the governments of China, Iran, Russia and Turkey. We measure the total distribution networks of ...

2020-06-30T14:22:59+01:00June 29th, 2020|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Comment: AI can battle coronavirus, but privacy shouldn’t be a casualty

Lisa-Maria Neudert and Philip Howard write in TechCrunch about the risks that accompany AI-driven solutions to the global health crisis: It is evident that data revealing the health and geolocation of citizens is as personal as it gets. The potential benefits weigh heavy, but so ...

2020-05-28T12:02:56+01:00May 28th, 2020|In the News, Press|

Coronavirus News and Information on YouTube: A Content Analysis of Popular Search Terms

Social media is reshaping how people access information about the coronavirus crisis. The online video-sharing website YouTube has emerged as a major purveyor of health and wellbeing information. In this memo, we examine the nature and structural properties of a sample of 320 YouTube videos ...

2020-06-05T12:41:55+01:00April 17th, 2020|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Washington Post coverage: State-backed news sources and coronavirus

The latest ComProp memo on coronavirus coverage by state-backed English-language news sources was covered by the Washington Post: As the coronavirus pandemic has forced people across the globe to stay inside — and spend more time scanning the news — state-sponsored media outlets have tried ...

2020-04-16T16:58:01+01:00April 16th, 2020|In the News, Press|

Coronavirus Coverage by State-Backed English-Language News Sources

In this data memo, we examine the distribution of health-related news and information on social media of the English-language news outlets backed by the governments of China, Iran, Russia and Turkey. We measure the social distribution networks used on Twitter and Facebook and the levels ...

2020-04-17T13:31:02+01:00April 9th, 2020|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Press: Mona Elswah quoted in FT piece on COVID-19 in MENA region

ComProp researcher Mona Elswah spoke to the Financial Times about narratives circulating in the MENA region on COVID-19. Across the Middle East, appeals for intergenerational solidarity helped turn the tide, reckons Mona Elswah, a researcher at the computational propaganda project at the Oxford Internet Institute. ...

2020-04-08T15:05:33+01:00April 8th, 2020|In the News, Press|